Highly specialized, tailor-made for your specific needs. Focused training is the sure-fire way to get ahead, to concentrate on particular problems or creative impulses that you may have. All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome. Before the course, Oliver will assess your level and make recommendations on what topics you may be interested in discovering. Please browse the list of topics below that Oliver can teach you. Practical sessions can also be planned. For all custom design courses, the program is put together in consultation with Oliver. To register for a custom design course you can use this link
Camera functions and settings, aesthetic fundamentals, introduction to portraiture and photographing people, introduction to street and travel photography, introduction to nature and landscape photography.
Developing consistency in your picture taking techniques and aesthetic style, learning how to experiment, editing to select your strongest work, image quality and shooting for best file results, colour and black and white photography, introduction to flash photography, Introduction to post-production.
Contemporary trends, master photographers, aesthetic theory and visual characteristics, alternative photographic mediums, photography within historical and contemporary art movements.
Introduction to photographic style & how to build your own visual language, reportage and documentary trends and styles, fine art photography trends and styles, master photographers, artistic expression.
Movements timeline photography within fine art 1839-2021: pictorialism, surrealism, dada, mixed-media, abstraction, california modernists, snap-shot aesthetic, minimalism, personal-documentary, constructed realities, master fine art photographers (check list on course page), how to start making fine art photography: style, inspiration, experimentation, artistic expression, practical decisions, experimenting with new visual languages: applying technique and visual characteristics to ideas, creating a coherent artistic portfolio: inspiration, artistic expression, quality, consistency, printing.
The first one hundred years 1826-1926, pioneer photographers, humanistic photography, photography within historical fine art movements, 20th century master photographers.
All photography fundamentals: technical, aesthetic and practical. Event photography, reportage, portraiture, natural lighting, introduction to flash lighting (cobra), introduction to studio flash lighting, introduction to post-production, simulation and constructed realities.
If you’re limited in time, travelling, or have to stay home to keep on eye on your children etc we offer a virtual option 5 x 2h for either a custom design or a programmed course at CHF 600.- valid one year from date of purchase. The classes take place using Zoom day or evening weekday or weekends. You can register for a virtual course using this link